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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the under-5 deaths

From: Causes of deaths in neonates and children aged 1–59 months in Nigeria: verbal autopsy findings of 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy study

Characteristics Sampled deaths
Neonatal deaths 1–59 months deaths Total deaths
% (n) % (n) % (n)
Age
 Median age 1 day 19 months 2881
Sex
 Female 44.4 (335) 48.5 (1031) 47.4 (1366)
 Male 55.6 (419) 51.5 (1096) 52.6 (1515)
Zones (States)
 North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara) 39.3 (296) 49.0 (1042) 46.4 (1338)
 North East (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe) 25.5 (192) 22.5 (479) 23.3 (671)
 North Central (FCT, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau) 15.4 (116) 14.3 (303) 14.5 (419)
 South West (Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ogun) 5.0 (38) 3.1 (65) 3.6 (103)
 South East (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo) 8.0 (60) 6.5 (138) 6.9 (198)
 South South (Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Rivers) 6.9 (52) 4.7 (100) 5.3 (152)